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what is the level of ldl where statins are needed?

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Dr. CalviN Roseth
36 years experience Internal Medicine
LDL: This would depend on your past medical history,family history,and physical exam. If no history of diabetes,heart disease,stroke,hypertension it may not be indicate. If there is a positive finding then the LDL should be less than 80. Hope that is somewhat helpful.
Answered on Jun 13, 2016
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